Spent a couple of hours at the Merry Pier on both Saturday and Sunday (before the game). While lots of sheepshead were evident, they weren’t inclined to bite. The snapper and grouper, however, were very cooperative. Mangos from 8-12″ were swarming under the pier, and voraciously attacked any shrimp thrown their way. Likewise, grouper hit readily on the rockpiles in front of the pier- but only on the incoming tide.
Â The good news is that the 6-10 inch grouper of the summer are now the 12-16 inch fall grouper. Toss a select shrimp with an oz of lead to the rockpile, count to five, and expect a hookup.
Â Now… how ’bout those BUCS?